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#31 CGW-88

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:04

It would be amazing if apple released something completely different today and all the leaks were just to throw everyone off course! I would defo be impressed if that happened


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:08

I'd love that... but I just don't see it.

#33 shockz

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:19

I'm really on the fence with the rumors I've heard. Underwhelming design, no nfc now, a bit bigger screen, and a new port that'll make me replace my other 5 cables (one for car, one for other car, one for pc, one for wall charger, one backup).

If Windows Phone had a better app market (i know, I know, it's growing daily) then I'd be all over the 920... I also am concerned about updates via Microsoft. I don't want to have to depend on my carrier to send them out. The one thing that apple HAS done right are updates. Most iPhones go through at least two years of updates before getting left out. The 3GS has gone through more than that and will also get iOS6.

Android is Android... extremely mixed results due to the massive amount of phones running it and feedback from friends is hit and miss. The iPhone on the other hand... it works fine, but meh... it's boring.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 17:05

I also am concerned about updates via Microsoft. I don't want to have to depend on my carrier to send them out.


You won't have to worry about updates once WP8 comes out because enthusiasts will be able to register with MS to receive updates as soon as they're available, thus bypassing the carriers altogether. This should help those AT&T customers who seemed to have so much trouble getting updates but won't make much difference to the rest of the world as we always received updates in a timely fashion.

Back on topic, I've always found the iPhone underwhelming so it's good to see that the rest of the world is finally catching up :laugh:

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 13:32

If you say so. :laugh:

This was bound to happen after the FIFTH revision of the same phone. That said, Apple is still sitting on top of one of the best supply chains in the industry, and they have the software to match.


Well, my intuition didn't disappoint and I've just closed my short at $595 after opening the position at $698 soon after I made that comment!

$$$PROFIT$$$ Love you, Apple, big time! haha

#36 tsupersonic

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 13:38

The problem with Apple is they are so focused on selling products and getting market share, that they have lost the need to improve/innovate on the iOS platform. Here we have Android/WP making huge strides in actually innovating new features, while Apple just sits around with not much improvement in any department. Apple is just milking the iOS products based on brand name.